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Computer freezes (presumably while browsing)

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    Computer freezes (presumably while browsing)


    Hello.

    Lately, I have been experiencing freezes, I presume while browsing with Google Chrome. They happen randomly and when my computer freezes, I can still click on icons, close/open tabs on Chrome and generaly move my mouse. The only issue is that my computer won't respond to any action performed. There is no blue screen associate, there are no "Program not responding" issues, just a freeze that lasts around 10-20 seconds.

    Do you people have any idea what kind of an issue that is? Thanks!

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    does this also happen with other browsers like IE or Firefox
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    does this also happen with other browsers like IE or Firefox
    As far as I can tell, this only happens while browsing with Chrome. A few times that I've used Firefox, it didn't happen. I've turned all plugins off on Chrome to begin with.
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    try uninstalling chrome and reinstalling it
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    try uninstalling chrome and reinstalling it
    I tried that. It doesn't work. Apparently, I am fine with firefox but I prefer Google Chrome since I'm more used to it and I believe it's more flexible than Firefox. What could be causing it?
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    not sure why one would freeze and not the other ,I don't use or have either of those browser installed ,
    Last edited by caperjack; 18 Jan 2014 at 13:38. Reason: coreect spelling
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    Anybody with any idea? This is really annoying when it happens :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delirium View Post
    Anybody with any idea? This is really annoying when it happens :/
    It's likely an old driver on your system, or poor antivirus...

    or when Windows 8 was in beta, Chrome was notorious for freezes and there was some kind of disable code for something that fixed it for everyone. It shouldn't be needed anymore because Google fixed it, but maybe the code will help you if you can find it.

    But probably a driver issue.

    Maybe check this post: Another "solution" for the freezing issue
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Delirium View Post
    Anybody with any idea? This is really annoying when it happens :/
    It's likely an old driver on your system, or poor antivirus...

    or when Windows 8 was in beta, Chrome was notorious for freezes and there was some kind of disable code for something that fixed it for everyone. It shouldn't be needed anymore because Google fixed it, but maybe the code will help you if you can find it.

    But probably a driver issue.

    Maybe check this post: Another "solution" for the freezing issue
    I am not using any Antivirus and the drivers I use are Windows 8.1 compatible and the latest. I've been trying the solution you suggested but it didn't work (I am not on an intel motherboard too).
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    You're welcome to run the tool in Brink's sticky thread, then post the results here.

    Even if you've never experienced a bsod on the machine, the collection tool will provide much useful information.
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